UpcomingOpti Session 2 – 2022

Opti Explorer

This is the place to start your child’s love of sailing. Sailed around the world, the Opti is the go-to class for junior sailors. Meet every day Monday-Friday from 9:00-3:30. Sailors will learn on-the-water safety, rigging, steering, knots, and more! The end of the week goal is for your student to have a basic understanding of the mechanics of driving and sailing a boat. Each session is designed to get your child comfortable and confident in an Opti.  This course can be taken multiple times.  Each week your sailor builds upon the fundamentals of sailing.

Ages 7 – 13 (under 120 lbs)
Prerequisite: None!

Opti Advanced

Opti Advanced sailors are students who have taken several weeks of the Opti Explorer sessions and have shown advanced sailing ability. The Opti Advanced session is for students who are not yet ready for racing but would like to continue working on more advanced skills and techniques. Sailors will continue to work on points of sail and boat control. There will also be more advanced topics introduced like spinnaker sailing, reading the wind/weather, and other more advanced boat handling techniques.
Students will need to pass a test on the first day to participate in the Advanced course.  Those in need of more practice will be moved to the Explorer course.

Ages 7 – 13 (under 120 lbs)
Prerequisite: 1-2 weeks of Opti Explorer

Afternoon LAND CAMP

New for 2022!
SCSS will provide educational and fun off-the-water activities for students following select day camps.  Land Camp will be offered from 3:30 (after sailing camps) until 6pm.  Parents/guardians are welcome to pick up kids at any time during this camp.
Cost: $125 for 5 days  (discounts for individual/partial days are not offered at this time)

Every student will receive:

  • The annual Saint Croix Sailing School T-Shirt.
  • The Little Red Book.  The Little Red Book is US Sailing’s certification system.  As sailors progress, instructors will sign off on the skills mastered.

Our list of policies and waivers are available here: Policies, Student Liability Waiver.

Details Price Qty
Opti Explorershow details + $375.00 (USD)  
Opti Explorer + Land Campshow details + $500.00 (USD)   Sold Out
Opti Advancedshow details + $375.00 (USD)  
Opti Advanced + Land Campshow details + $500.00 (USD)   Sold Out

  • Opti Camp
    July 11, 2022
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Opti Camp
    July 12, 2022
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Opti Camp
    July 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Opti Camp
    July 14, 2022
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Opti Camp
    July 15, 2022
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Land Camp
    July 11, 2022
    3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Land Camp
    July 12, 2022
    3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Land Camp
    July 13, 2022
    3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Land Camp
    July 14, 2022
    3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Land Camp
    July 15, 2022
    3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (715) 808-4114

Address:
18 Buckeye St, Hudson, Wisconsin, 54016, United States

Description:

We are located at the south end of 1st Street in Riverfront Park, just outside the gate to the marina.  There are a couple of buildings and many sailboats in the area.  Parking is available on 1st Street.

Drop Off & Pick Up of Kids:
Staff will be on hand to scan your ticket (new for 2021) at drop off and pick up of your student.  Parents/guardians in vehicles can now drop off kids without leaving your car!  Please print or bring up your ticket on your cell phone to speed the process.  Ticket and ID will be required for pick up of youths.

Adult Students:
The school is your primary meeting point, but your instructor may give you alternate locations for parking and lessons based upon boat locations in the harbor.

Mailing Address:
Saint Croix Sailing School
PO Box 732
Hudson, WI 54016